« on: November 04, 2006, 09:17:57 AM »
Do I have a cross-cycle "numbers twin"?
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I'm in SF for Boalt's admitted students day, and it starts in less than 12 hours. I've read all the emails they've sent me and searched their website, and I still can't figure out how to get there. I'm coming from downtown SF and will take the BART from Embarcadero. I realize I have to take the Red Line to "Downtown Berkeley," but then what do I do from there?
« on: February 21, 2006, 10:21:42 AM »
Apparently soft factors can't really get you into HYS
« on: February 15, 2006, 09:34:28 AM »
Is the school giving you this money ON TOP of whatever need-based grants they award you? Or does the fact that they're giving you scholarship money usually preclude you from qualifying for any need-based grants?
« on: February 06, 2006, 01:29:00 PM »
I just bought my ticket through Helen at Navigant - is anybody else definitely planning on going? If so, when are you coming in and when will you be leaving? Also, where are yall staying?
I'll start: I'm flying in on Wed. the 5th and will leave on Sun. the 9th. I'm staying with my brother who lives in downtown SF
No, this thread isn't about whether apps are up or down this cycle. I was looking through some LSAC data and thought this was pretty interesting... if you order the top 14 schools according to how many applications they receive, this is how the list looks:
1. GULC (12,498 apps)
2. Columbia (8,355)
3. NYU (8,220)
4. Boalt (7,704)
5. Harvard (7,391)
6. Michigan (5,523)
7. UVA (5,475)
8. Penn (5,189)
9. Stanford (5,040)
10. Northwestern (4,802)
11. Chicago (4,737)
12. Cornell (4,583)
13. Duke (4,099)
14. Yale (3,783)
I think some things on this list are pretty easily explainable... for example, Yale receives so few applications in part because it requires an extra 250 word essay. Also, many of the schools receiving the most applications are in urban areas.
But why is there such a big gap between the top 5 schools and the rest? And why doesn't the "urban" thing help Penn, Northwestern, and Chicago? And speaking of Chicago, why do so few people apply as compared to the rest of the T14 (and especially as compared to its 'peer' schools Columbia and NYU)?
Also, why do so many more people apply to Boalt than Stanford? The two are in the same region, both are in the T14, they have similar applications... you'd think that they'd receive comparable numbers of applications (if anything, in fact, you'd expect Stanford to have more since it's ranked higher).